[Python-ideas] Proposal: Moratorium on Python language changes

geremy condra debatem1 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 20:23:58 CEST 2009

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 9:18 AM, geremy condra <debatem1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Arguments against past proposals are not arguments against
>> future proposals. Unless Guido's time machine got an extra
>> supercollider while I wasn't looking, nobody on this board knows
>> what's coming down the pipe next, and my argument is that if
>> the suggestion is super-awesome, popularly supported, and
>> maintained until the end of the moratorium, then it should have
>> a really good chance of getting in. To paraphrase a discussion
>> I had on this topic last night, the fact that there's a long, hard
>> road to getting a feature into the language isn't a problem. The
>> idea that there shouldn't be a road is.
> I need to give my elbow more rest for a couple weeks, so I'm limiting
> myself to ultra-short emails.
> I take exception to "popularly supported" above. Python is still not a
> democracy. You can fill in the rest.
> --
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

Didn't say it was a democracy. Assumed that it would still involve
some input from its user base. Is that wrong?

Geremy Condra

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